Friday, June 10, 2011

Women Are A Geographic Location And Other Anti-Abortion Billboard Stories

Remember the billboard campaign aimed against African-American women? The same campaign is now used against Latinas:
I just wrote about the increasingly common view that women are just places in which fetuses may happen to live.

Speaking of anti-abortion billboards, remember the one which was too much even for the forced-birth movement in general? The one which was all about men's rights:
It's my belief that fathers should have a say regarding pregnancy. Women have all the power when it comes to pregnancy. The men get no say when a woman wants to go and have an abortion without the say of the father. I believe that is wrong because men are 50 percent of the result of the pregnancy. They should have an equal right to their unborn child and decisions regarding it."
More news on that story:
Greg Fultz, the New Mexico man who took out a billboard to shame his ex-girlfriend for allegedly having an abortion, has a violent, almost psychotic Twitter history.
Fultz made news this week when he purchased a billboard in the town of Alamogordo in which he accused his ex-girlfriend of having "killed" his baby. She claims she had a miscarriage and has filed a civil suit to have the billboard taken down, and though a judge has recommended he remove it until a decision can be made, it remains up.
If the tweets in that article indeed are by Fultz the man is a highest degree misogynist. Examples (be forewarned that these are bad):
"What do you tell a woman with two black eyes? Nothing. She's already been told twice."
"What does a battered woman do when she comes home from the hospital? The dishes, if she knows what's good for her."